A couple of weeks ago a jam took place in a great hall at Les Machines de l'île in Nantes, France. Les Machines de l'île is an art and culture project based in Nantes. Thanks to Niakland for the great edit!
Flatland art has been contributed by: Charles Paty, Gilles Laurent, myself, Fred Page, Malo Tostivint, Robson Luiz & Kalix Jouanneau
Anatole from France has been riding for 6 years and shared his very first edit with us. He's up to some pretty technical nose manual variations and selected some nice looking spots for his edit. Enjoy!
Dub took the first place at the final round of the FISE World Series in Chengdu, China. Congratulations! The 3rd place was enough for Matthias to win the UCI World Championship Flatland. That makes him the first UCI Flatland champion in the history! You can find a video of the finals here.
In the amateur result list we're happy to see a couple of Chinese names as well.
Pro 1st Jean William Prevost 2nd Moto Sasaki 3rd Matthias Dandois 4th Alex Jumelin 5th Dez Maarsen 6th Viki Gomez 7th Raphael Chiquet 8th Takumi Isogai
Amateur 1st Takato Moriya 2nd Vladimir Isaev 3rd Minato Sato 4th Tang Ke Yi 5th Wei Li Fu 6th Luo Dan 7th Wang Biao 8th Yang Ming Kai
Here are a few words from the official press release:
"Another exciting final on the flatland stage! The crowd were mesmerised by the creativity and style of the flatland final. Jean William Prevost had a perfect run and he showed why he was last years champion, his control and execution were flawless and he was delighted to take home the win “I’m more than blessed to do this in my second home China” In second was Moto Sasaki he completed at least 5 really good long combinations and scored a well deserve 90.00 points. In third was familiar face on the podium Matthias Dandois who packed his run full of signature tricks.
An absolutely amazing year for flatland in the first ever UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup. It came down to the wire between 2 really good friends Alex Jumlin and Matthias Dandois. The two French riders pushed each other constantly as they battled in events across the world. Alex didn’t find his rhythm here in China and finished 4th. Matthias Dandois managed to hold on to the top place making him our overall winner for the second year
Japan, proves once again why it is considered the sacred land of the BMX Flat, dominating the BMX Flatland World Cup standings. Misaki Katigari is at the top of the table and ahead of the other Japanese rider Eri Futnasu. Perseverance and patience brought her the victory. Third place, is occupied by the French rider Céline Vaes who has distinguished herself brilliantly this season."
This weekend the last stop of this year's FISE World Series takes place in Chengdu, China. As usual there will be a live stream of the event. The Flatland finals will be broadcasted on Sunday night (America) / morning (Europe) / afternoon (Asia). Enjoy!
Sunday November 4th 16:50 UTC+8 / 09:50 UTC+1 / 04:50 UTC-4 UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Cup Final
The African BMX Flatland Expo (ABMXFE) is an online contest with the aim to expose the flatland talents/scene in Africa: "Our purpose is to give something to the scene to motivate riders to have fun, ride hard, and accelerate their progressions". The online contest has been organized on Facebook and Instagram. There is a main Facebook page (African BMX Flatland Expo) where you can find all the video entries and more details.
It's a really good idea! We hope to see more rounds of the competition and more riders from Africa. Below are the results of the first round. Congratulations to all the winners!
3 Best Up And Coming Riders Kobby Cross - Ghana Hlonii Ramaila - South Africa @ghana_bike - Ghana
Our event list is a little empty at the end of the season. Help us to keep it up to date by posting your jams and contests here or simply drop us an email (email@example.com).
There are 2 new events for 2018:
Veres Flatland Jam in Hungary on November 24 with a 1000 EUR pro purse and a jam on the following day.
Cordoba Flatland Contestin Argentina on December 8. This is the final of the south american circuit. They are offering free accomodation for all riders. You only need to drop them an email. More details here.
Matej Ceska put a really nice video of the Vancouver Flatland Jam together. The jam took place a couple of months ago in July. You'll see a couple of well know faces like Cory Fester, Percy Marshall and Dub! Enjoy!
Congratulations to Dominik on his victory at the UK Flatland Championships this weekend! Look who's back and in second place - Sam Foakes is representing the UK. He's followed by Davis Dudelis so it's a pretty international podium. Stay tuned for footage!
Pro 1st Dominik Nekolny 2nd Sam Foakes 3rd Davis Dudelis 4th Dan Margetts 5th Amos Burke 6th Turi Istvan 7th Dino Jeffers
Amateur 1st Lee Wilson 2nd Remus Simion 3rd Yinka Thomas 4th Dino Jeffers 5th Stuart McLaren 6th Johann Chan 7th Akos Bordas 8th Michael P 9th James Ovens
Davis Dudelis from Latvia did it again .. another attempt at the world's longest Nose Manual. It took him about 30 tries and 2h filming. He passed the 300 meter mark (about 1000 feet) a couple of times and the new record was set at 382m / 1253 ft. Amazing achivement - Congratulations!